Academic integrity is the shared responsibility of both students and faculty. While students must become fully knowledgeable of the Code of Academic Conduct, produce their own work, and encourage honesty and integrity among fellow students, faculty members’ responsibilities are both policy-related and pedagogical.
From an academic policy perspective, faculty members have the responsibility to:
Pedagogically, however, instructors should consider academic integrity as they are designing their courses, creating assessments, and assigning projects. Faculty members can reduce incidents of academic dishonesty by:
Create a classroom culture of integrity by facilitating key conversations in your classroom:
Institute classroom testing best practices. Small changes in how you design and administer tests can make a big difference. The COD Testing Center guide provides tips and tricks for combating some of the top security issues in classroom testing.
Consider creating structured opportunities for students to learn from their “ethical failures.” In “The Learning Cycle: Harnessing The Power Of An Ethical Failure,” Tricia Bertram Gallant identifies a variety of structured experiences you could use to help students learn from their ethical failure, listing their advantages and disadvantages (38-42).
Resources for creating a culture of academic honesty, deterring plagiarism, and encouraging academic honesty. Includes the following webinar content:
The goal of the plagiarism tutorial is to provide students with information that will help them distinguish between plagiarism and novice writing; understand the purpose of citations; explain the differences between summarizing, paraphrasing and patchwriting; and identify resources for successful academic writing.
Bretag, Tracey. Handbook of Academic Integrity : with 42 Figures and 23 Tables. Edited by Tracey Bretag, Springer Reference, 2016.
Location: LB3609 .H363 2016
The book brings together diverse views from around the world on the subject of academic integrity. New technologies that have made it easier than ever for students to 'cut and paste', coupled with global media scandals of high profile researchers behaving badly, have resulted in the perception that plagiarism is 'on the rise'. For both established researchers/practitioners and those new to the field, this Handbook provides a one-stop-shop as well as a launching pad for new explorations and discussions.
Eaton, Sarah Elaine. Plagiarism in Higher Education : Tackling Tough Topics in Academic Integrity. Libraries Unlimited, an imprint of ABC-CLIO, LLC, 2021.
Location: LB3609.H363 2016
With considerations for students, faculty members, librarians, and researchers, this book will explain and help to mitigate plagiarism in higher education contexts. This text provides an in-depth, evidence-based understanding of plagiarism with the goal of engaging campus communities in informed conversations about proactive approaches to plagiarism.
Lang, James M. Cheating Lessons : Learning from Academic Dishonesty. Harvard University Press, 2013.
Location: LB3609 .L275 2013
Ebook Central link: https://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/cod/detail.action?docID=3301325
Nearly three-quarters of college students cheat during their undergraduate careers. James Lang’s research indicates that students often cheat because their learning environments give them ample incentives to try--and that strategies which make cheating more difficult also improve student learning.